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The Teachings of a Wise Old Bird

by Aitken, Robert

A uniquely playful and incisive illustrated collection of Zen teaching stories from one of America's best-known and most-respected Zen masters.

A Modern Classic. In the tradition of the great koan collections and the extensive records of ancient masters, Robert Aitken—one of America's best-known and most-respected Zen masters—distills a lifetime of teaching down to its essence. Intriguing, playful, and deceptively easy to read, Zen Master Raven is a brilliant encapsulation of Zen in over a hundred koan-like encounters—featuring curious beginners like Mallard and Mole, to teachers-in-training like Porcupine, to the profound wisdom of masters like Brown Bear, Moose Roshi, and Zen Master Raven himself.

Robert Aitken was one of the most prominent, influential and highly esteemed Zen masters of in the last fifty years. He was of seminal importance in shaping the expression of modern American Zen and, as one of the original founders of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, was also a leading social activist advocating for social justice of all varieties. He is the author of numerous books on Zen Buddhism, including Taking the Path of Zen, Mind of Clover, The Practice of Perfection, and Original Dwelling Place. He died in 2010.

Jennifer Rain Crosby has illustrated 2 books, Seeking Faust and Zen Master Raven, numerous event posters, business logos and grass-root political campaign parafinalia and recently completed 12 giant tapestry designs for the San Juan Ridge Tapestry Project. She lives in the Sierra Foothills of California, cultivating multiple muses and walking in the woods whenever possible.

ZEN-MEISTER RABE: Fabelhafte Zen-Geschichten
Deutsch von Bernd Bender
HC: Theseus, 09/2003. RR

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